Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Hawaii

April 14, 2019– Mary Greeley News –A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the USGS at 5:09 local time.

It’s was about 12 miles (20 kilometers) East of Kailua-Kona. The earthquake had a depth 13 kilometers or 8 miles.

There have been at least 5 aftershocks, one a M3.0

So far this morning about 1895 people have reported feeling it according to the USGS “Did you Feel it” web site.

There is no danger of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Weather Service said.

Hawaii Electric Light tweeted that about 3,300 customers were without power in the community of Waikoloa, Hawaii News Now reported. It has now been restored,

Civil Defense officials Reported: This is a Civil Defense message.

This is a Civil Defense Earthquake update message for Saturday April 13 at 6:00 in the evening.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports no Tsunami from the earthquake. Reports throughout the island report damage along some roadways.

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory reports no activity or change in status of the volcanoes on Hawaii Island.

They also reported a large boulder on Highway 19-Queen Kaahumanu at the Hapuna Junction.
Rock fall Highway 11 near mile 100 and 110.

Mary Greeley News

credit: In part with USGS